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The government has dropped plans to block pornography websites in the UK unless they could effectively check the ages of visitors.

Sky News first revealed that the age verification scheme was being indefinitely delayed back in June.

Following our report the government claimed the delay would only last six months, but today digital secretary Nicky Morgan confirmed that the plans “will not be commencing”.

The controversial scheme prompted campaigners to raise concerns that it would enable widespread tracking of porn watchers’ identities and browsing habits, creating the potential for blackmail and online surveillance.

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